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Eriogonum fasciculatum fasciulatum

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Eriogonum fasciculatum
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Eriogonum fasciculatum
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Eriogonum fasciculatum

Species Name: Eriogonum fasciculatum
Common Name: California Buckwheat

Very important nectar and food source for many butterflies, including the Lupine Blue. Flower emerge in summer and dry to a pretty rust-brown color and persist through the winter and spring. Excellent for erosion control.

Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-4' H x 4' W
Growth Habit: Dense, upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Cream
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Central and Southern California Floristic Province, Eastern Sierra Nevada, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Dry slopes, washes and canyons in Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Deserts below 8000'

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